Bishop Len visits Craggy Island during a rabbit infestation.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Pauline McLynn ...
James Rymer ...
Father Brendan
Arthur Mathews ...
David Heap ...
Mr. Noonan
Joan Sheehy ...
Mrs. Noonan
Tony Guilfoyle ...
Paul Woodfull ...
Paddy Jordan (as Paul Wonderful)
Pat Shortt ...


Hearing that Bishop Brennan is coming to stay Ted's first thought is to make sure that, following an incident on the bishop's last visit, Father Jack will be prevented from sleep-walking in the nude. However worse is to come as the island has suddenly become infested by a plague of rabbits and Brennan has a phobia about the creatures following a traumatic experience in a lift. Ted and Dougal work hard to ensure that the bishop does not see any of the rabbits. Sadly they fail. Written by don @ minifie-1

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12 April 1996 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The upstairs of Craggy Island Parochial House (when Ted races upstairs to stop Bishop Brennan from entering the spare room) looks suspiciously like the upstairs of Fawlty Towers (a show itself said to have inspired Father Ted's creation). See more »


At the beginning of the episode, when Dougal and Ted are discussing names for Dougal's new rabbit, the rabbit keeps moving positions on the table. This happens instantaneously between shots - at one point the rabbit is sitting facing away from Ted, a second later it is sitting facing Ted. See more »


Father Ted Crilly: Well, we'll have to do it in shifts; get them out of the house and as far away as possible.
Father Dougal McGuire: Why can't we just leave them here?
Father Ted Crilly: Because, Dougal, my nerves are shot and I won't be able to relax until the only rabbit left is the one sitting in your head working the controls.
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Crazy Credits

The copyright year at the end is misprinted as MXMXCVI instead of MCMXCVI for the first six episodes of the second season. See more »


References Byker Grove (1989) See more »

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water - feck!
7 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the very best of this sublime series.

Father Ted is to my mind the finest comedy produced in the British Isles since probably Fawlty Towers. The stand-out character for me is Father Jack and he gets much to do and say in this. It also has Len Brennan, which is a plus.

The plot revolves around Jack's nocturnal perambulation and the offence caused (eldery priests should not roam naked at night), Dougal's new pet and it's renowned breeding habits and Len's rabbit phobia.

Dougal has fun finding a good name and decides on 'Father Jack Hackett'. Jack's response when offered water to drink is priceless.

Pure laughter.

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